Trim your high limbs and branches without ever leaving the ground. This Ryobi Electric Pole Saw features an adjustable shaft for an overall length of 9 ft. Designed with convenience in mind, the Ryobi Pole Saw features an instant-starting 6 Amp electric motor, and an automatic oiler system. This saw features an in-line motor for precise pruning, and the angled head provides ultimate control. All backed by a 3 year warranty, the Ryobi Electric Pole Saw is ready to make quick work of all your hard-to-reach pruning jobs.
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86%of customersrecommend this product56 of 65reviews
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Ease of use
86%of customersrecommend this product56 of 65reviews
Have borrowed a mixed gas unit last couple of years for the 1/2 to 1 hour I need to trim around house and shop . Rebuilt carb first time and last year totally replaced carb and fuel lines due to ethanol gas . Same issue this year even though gas had been drained . So looked around and found this at Home Depot . I am very familiar with saws , I own a Pro Stihl 441 magnum , and do lots of cutting . Although Electric , I was really Impressed with this saw , Everything from 1" to 6" Oak limbs , No Problem . 1) Make Sure Bolt for Chain is Tight before using . 2) if Chain starts to hang down a little , Stop and Tighten . Although the drive is similar to a regular chainsaw , If chain gets to loose , it jumps the bar and may damage the chain . ( I was able to use a grinder and fix the 3 drive links that got hammered ) . 3) IT IS ELECTRIC !!! Let the Weight of the saw cut . With the bar being at an angle , you can basically get the saw up there , rest it on limb , and pull trigger . 4) Use GOOD Extension Cord !!! I Use 12 gauge in either 50' or 100' length . Quickest way to burn up a electric motor is to long a cord and to small of gauge wire size . Example stringing Two ( 2 ) 14 gauge 100' cords together . Bad Idea . To much power loss through cord , thus motor overheats .
All in All , A great Product for that occasional use that I need it for .
Fred H. Jacksonville, OR.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Cuts Well, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
If you have a lot of horizontal branches to cut 6 ft to 8 ft off the ground and don't like ladders, this works great. It's too cumbersome and dangerous to use on a ladder to get higher branches, and doesn't retract all the way that it could because the internal cord jams the telescoping poles, limiting it's use for low branches. A better solution for high branches is a rope and chain manual tree saw. It's useful for branches you can't reach up to 25+ feet off the ground; requires more effort, but is much cheaper and versatile for occasional use. Another option is an electric pole saw that can be taken off the pole for cutting up the branch once it is on the ground. This pole saw doesn't work for that either.
I purchased this saw to help me take down three large Live Oaks. It more than did the job. My neighbors' all can't believe how easy it is to use! I'm a 58 year old woman and this saw was the reason I saved big $$'s by removing the trees myself!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Light Weight
The Ryobi was ready to use right after taking it out of the box and putting OIL in the chain oiler. Was nice having the auto oiler, unlike many of the prunner I looked at that had a manual oiler. I have a driveway that is over 1/3 of a mile long and have prune all the trees on the driveway with no problems. I did this with the Ryobi even with a bad back.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight
I'm not the kinda guy that takes care of my tools. I'm very abusive and use them in the way that everyone says not to. That said, after I screwed up the original chain on this saw, I went to home depot and bought another one. It uses the homelite 8in chain. Once I got the hang of adjusting the chain, this little bad boy was just as relentless as I was. I removed dead and live branches from 12 spruce trees and then used it to cut 3, 8-in trunks. Well as you might have guessed, the chain is rather dull now and needs downward pressure to cut anything but it did everything I wanted too without a hitch. Yes, I did use bar oil that needs to be bought separately except for the trunks when I saw sparks coming from the chain. It was the end of the day and I was too lazy to put some in. It did what it supposed to do and it doesn't owe me a dime. Surprisingly, it's still alive so I'm gonna get another chain and do some cleanup of stubs. Would not hesitate to buy another if I killed this one but it's still going.
This saw should sell for $40. The product is way over priced considering cost of product materials and labor. No oil. No extension cord. Wire binds within pole which prevents collapse of pole. Uses to much oil and leaks when not in use. NO THANKS!
It really cuts well - slicing through good size branches of 4-5" thickness with ease. My only issue is that the head of the tool - the chain saw - is heavier that the handle/trigger end, so it takes effort to keep it balanced. I broke my elbow 2x and had surgery on it 3x - so holding up the heavy end is a challenge. 'Normal' people should have no problem. They just need to be careful when it cuts all the way through the branch, and be prepared so the chain saw end doesn't suddenly fall toward the ground!
Found this electric pole saw tucked away near the gas cans away from the other yard tools. Easy to assemble and use. Cut several 4" and 6" branches off a Tamarind tree. Only negative found was the telescoping tube on my unit wouldn't collapse all the way because of some interference with the electrical cord inside the tube. But enough to fit in the bed of my short bed. The chain did loosen a bit after a few minutes use so check often and adjust. You need to buy chain oil for the saw. Also a 7/16" wrench to chain adjustment.
Brought this as a birthday gift for my husband. It is the dead of winter with over two feet of snow, so we will have to wait till Spring to try it out. Hope that it meets all our needs. The buying process was great.
Great saw for the money. I thought the fact that it was electric meant it would be a weak saw. Not so. It sliced right through 4" hardwood limbs with no trouble. The fact that there's no 2 stroke gas/oil to mess with is a plus.
Unfortunately there was no oil in the system, nor box. Had to assemble the pole, which is OK, but unfortunately the small guide snapped off that helps lock the pole in place before I was even able to use it. The book that comes with it does state that oil has to be put in, but no idea of weight of oil, just chainsaw oil. Ron
The product has good features & a very good performance also the color of the product look nice. The customer service department is very helpful when you need something in the store and specially when you have problems to find some products or don't know how to use them. Love to buy at home depot.
Pros: Powerful, Great Engine, Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Easy to Store
On the plus side, this chainsaw is powerfull enough for its size and the pole extends far enough to prune most of my tree branches.
On the minus side, I had to adjust the chain on mine out of the box, as it was very lose. This is OK for me, because I like to check any new equipment I get before using it, just be aware you may have to check yours, too.
It tends to get a little top heavy with the pole extended to reach tall branches. This was expected because the head contains the motor, chain, etc...
The most annoying thing I have found with this particular model is the fact that there is lots of oil that drips from it when in storage. The manual tells you to empty the tank every time you finish using it, but there is still oil that drips from it and I ended up having to put a plastic tray right under the head of the saw to catch the messy oil while in storage.
This saw is not meant for heavy duty prunning, but should be useful for the average home user. Be sure to put some oil in its tank everyt time before using, though!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Powerful, Easy to Store, easy pole extension
Cons: Limited Features, gets a little top heavy when extended, drips and drips oil even when tank is empty
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Review 18 for 6 Amp Pole Chainsaw
PostedOctober 27, 2013
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
The saw worked fine the first few times, but then I had problems with the chain coming off easily. The housing that covers up the end of the bar and gear is very poorly designed, and does not last. After only a few uses, I ended up replacing all the little parts in there. It still had problems, I could cut one or two limbs and then the chain would fly off each time. Not worth the hassle, I went back to my manual pole saw, which has double the reach anyway.
I sued to break my back and arms trying to trim my palm trees but this piece of equipment makes it so much easier! Anyone with palm trees or any tree that needs regular pruning and grows tall should buy one!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Self-Propelled, Easy to Store, Light Weight, Long-Lasting